I'm alluding to a story where Sekhmet, in the shape of a lion, went on such a rampage that Ra feared she would kill all humans. So he tricked her by making her drink something that looked like blood, until she got drunk and stopped (I do think some interpret her as being a darker side of the goddess Hathor).
This was a fun picture to research for looks wise. I looked at several paintings and such of Sekhmet while sketching and putting down the colours. Egypt didn't use swords a lot, they mainly used bows, axes and spears, but the khopesh swords are a little too cool looking to not use, heh. Based that one on the ones found in Tuthankamun's grave.
I've always been fond of mythology and folklore, pretty much tore through most of the books on greeco-roman, norse and egyptian mythology that my (small) hometown's library had after that Age of Mythology really ignited my interest in the subject. Sadly I don't get around to reading much about it these days, but I try to poke through a few articles every now and then. Hoping to maybe do a few more of other old gods and goddesses. Hades and Skadi perhaps... maybe some creatures. Suggestions are welcome.
I believe the myth was that Ra made the Nile look like blood but was actually wine so that was why she became intoxicated when she guzzled from the river. Once she was drunk enough, Ra was able to safely subdue her, lock her up, and stop the killing spree she was on. Not one of the nicer myths but not a lot of the Egyptian ones are You see a lot of Isis, Horus, and Anubis renditions but not a lot of Sehkmet, Bes, or Taweret, I like this very much!
I really love Sekhmet and her sisters/other sides Bastet and Hathor~
And this is one of the best pictures of Sekhmet I've seen so far
Yeah, I like Bastet too, thinking of perhaps doing either her, Anubis or Horus next. Picked up a visual encyclopedia on egyptian art a few days ago so I'm in a slight Egypt-mode right now, haha.
Okay, okay, I'm so watching you know *laughs*
there are far too many cool Egyptian gods to draw them all *sigh*
I especialyy love how you painted the shadows in this one. They're mostly greenish-blue, but you've blended them well with the other colours, especially on Sekhmet's dress